Response to the Ohio House Passing House Bill 7

House Bill 7 establishes the H2Ohio Trust Fund for water quality improvement projects to protect Ohioans

COLUMBUS, OH—The Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund applauds the passage of HB 7 to further fund water improvement projects that will invest more in Ohio's environment, creating a healthier more prosperous future for Ohioans. The following statement can be attributed in whole, or in part, to Pete Bucher, Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund advocate:

“In addition to any H2Ohio funding in the state budget, the Trust Fund structure will allow for Ohio to have a long term source of funding to implement water improvement projects. Long term funding sources will be crucial to meeting our water quality improvement goals in Ohio as we continue to face the impacts of climate change. This bill further signifies the important role our waterways play in our public health, manufacturing, recreation, and tourism here in Ohio and the Great Lakes region.”